I’m a big Van Halen fan and I listen to the song “Drop Dead Legs” a lot when I train legs, so I couldn’t resist using it for a heading.  So, I obviously worked out my arms last night—just kidding—I worked my legs.  Hee hee. (“Never miss a chance to say something goofy” is my motto).  Forgive me, I’m a little distracted because the fabulous Robert Cheeke has agreed to work out with me again tonight!  A little birdy even told me that we might get to see him compete again in the near future, so it’s super-exciting to get to see him up close and personal as he works toward making a grand come back.

Also, I want to report to you that adding cardio into my workouts does seem to be giving me more energy. Well, it’s either that or the new herbs from my acupuncturist or the extra focus I have been putting on meditation on the source of love.  Or perhaps it’s my renewed choice to be happy all the time, no matter what (it is a choice, you know).  Or it could even be the golden potatoes that I ate yesterday when I was feeling tired (my husband’s idea that he got from a bodybuilding forum online).  Isn’t it always like that?  When you need to heal yourself, you try lots of things and when you finally feel better you don’t know which thing it was that worked (or which combination), you’re just glad that you feel better.  So anyway, that’s what I did.  If you’re feeling wiped out from working out a lot (or from life in general) you might want to try one or several of these things.

As for my workout from last night, I just wanted to point out that I am doing less exercises per workout and less sets so that I don’t work out for too long because I read that this overloads the adrenals.  In the past it has been rare to see me work out my entire legs in one workout.  Usually I would do the calves on a separate day from the thighs and glutes.  I’m happy to report that even with much less work, I feel moderately sore in every muscle in my legs and even a little in my glutes today, so I must have gotten a good work out. I tried to go heavy on each machine and really make each set count.  Also, the cardio is at a high level and I do it on my toes, flexing my glutes, so I get even more of a leg workout there.

Here’s my workout from last night:

  • Leg press: 10/250 lbs X 3
  • Calf Press Roc It Machine: 20 reps/376 lbs (SOI= a set of each: Toes Straight, Pointed Out, Pointed In), 12 reps/376 lbs SOI, 10 reps/308 lbs SOI
  • Outer Thigh Roc It Machine: 10 reps/39 lbs x 3
  • Inner Thigh Roc It Machine: 15 reps/52 lbs, 12 reps/60 lbs X 2
  • Seated Hamstring Curl: 10 reps/110 lbs, 10 reps/100 lbs X 2
  • Leg Extension Roc It Machine: 12 reps/138 lbs X 3
  • Adaptive Motion Trainer Cardio Machine: 15 minutes/Level 15/ On toes, squeezing glutes

And, here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (53 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen blueberries, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 1 packet frozen acai with added protein (7 g protein), 1.5 cups soy milk (10 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1 scoop chocolate flavor Spirutein (14 g protein) and 1 tsp L-glutamine
  • Lunch (27 g protein): 2 slices toasted Julian’s Bakery  ”Tofu bread”, made with Amaranth, Kamut and Millet (20 g protein) with flax oil, and large cup of Nettle tea with 1 cup of soy milk (7 g protein)
  • Snacks: 3 small boiled potatoes
  • Dinner: 2 Tofurky Beer Brat Sausages (32 g protein) with Sauerkraut and mustard.
  • Snack: nori seaweed snack pack
  • Before/During Workout: 1 tsp creatine powder and 1 tsp nitric oxide powder in 1 liter of water
  • After Workout/Before Bed (50 g protein): smoothie with bananas, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1 scoop strawberry/banana flavor Spirutein (14 g protein) and 1 tsp L-glutamine
  • Total: 162 grams of protein for the day!


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